Author Archives: Charles Sheehan-Miles

About Charles Sheehan-Miles

Charles Sheehan-Miles served in the 1991 Gulf War as a tank crewman with the 24th Infantry Division. A bestselling novelist, he co-founded Veterans for Common Sense in 2002 and served as the organization’s executive director from 2003-2006. Charles currently lives in Bethesda, MD, where he is employed with a law firm assisting disabled veterans with their VA claims.

Representatives Vote against Veterans

Originally posted at Florida Veterans for Common Sense Columnist Jeremy Wallace wrote a column in the Herald Tribune on Sunday, July 7, 2013 arguing that Rep. Buchanan and Rep. Rooney did not vote against veterans when they voted against an … Continue reading

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From our partner EPIC: Putting Iraq back on the agenda

For more than ten years, Veterans for Common Sense has worked hand in hand with our partner EPIC (The Education for Peace In Iraq Center) on national security issues and on Iraq. Ten years ago the United States launched Operation … Continue reading

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Report: New vets showing Gulf War illness symptoms

WASHINGTON — Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be suffering from the 20-year-old set of symptoms known as Gulf War Illness, according to a new report released Wednesday by the federal Institute of Medicine. “Preliminary data suggest … Continue reading

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VCS v. VA Update

On Monday, January 7, 2013, we lost our bid for the Supreme Court to hear our appeal so no Veteran waits for care or benefits, especially for mental healthcare.  Since our landmark lawsuit was filed in July 2007, Veterans for … Continue reading

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Veterans Vow Continued Fight to Fix VA

Supreme Court Denies Hearing on Suicidal Veterans Turned Away from VA For Immediate Release January 7, 2013 Contact: 202-558-4553 Washington, DC – On Friday, January 4, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the landmark case brought by Veterans … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: Judges to Decide if Supreme Court Hears Landmark Lawsuit

Contact: Veterans for Common Sense (202) 491-6953 Date: January 3, 2013 In the next few days, the Supreme Court will determine if it will hear arguments in the case, Veterans for Common Sense v. Shinseki.  An announcement could come as early … Continue reading

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Veterans Petition for Supreme Court Hearing

In one of the most important landmark legal cases involving veterans’ access to healthcare and disability benefits in decades, two veterans groups filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on September 5, 2012, asking the Court to hear the case, Veterans … Continue reading

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Changes at Veterans for Common Sense

The Board of Veterans for Common Sense is sorry to announce the departure of Patrick Bellon as executive director of Veterans for Common Sense. Patrick will be moving on to take on bigger challenges, and we wish him the best. … Continue reading

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